Well Cablevision fixed my problem. Basically I was supposed to have my tv set to Video 7 and just had it on channel 3 which was causing all the bars heh. Something so simple yet never crossed my mind. Analog and HDTV channels are both set to full mode which I'm going to guess is the right one. If I set analog to normal then there are still the black bars on the side so for full screen I'm just setting it to full. Don't think there is a PQ difference so it's all good. Thanks guys!
analogue broadcast or SDTV is not 16x9, it is suppose to be 4x3 with black bars
have you never owned a TV before? TVs were 4x3 long before 16x9 TVs!!
have you never watched a widescreen DVD on an older TV, they have black bars on top and bottom
I mean you can by all means stretch or zoom the image all you want
but thats not the correct aspect ratio!!!
the correct mode is whatever you prefer, but if you want the correct aspect ratio
then there will be black bars on non HD sources
and black bars on top and bottom for DVDs that are wider than 16x9.
XS955 set to a modified standard setting that is a compromise between standard and pro; clear edge turned off, color axis set to default; DRC set to interlaced (sub question.is interlaced or progressive better for gaming with respect to DRC? I always thought that progressive was better for moving and interlaced for still but the user manual says just the opposite in the using the menus section.)
more than likely 480i vs 480p is just a preference issue
logically I agree with you, you would think that 480p is better
but it really does depend on what you percieve as better
I guess the bottom line is if the TV's DRC up-conversion of 480i is better or worse than the 480P up-conversion. I'm looking for the best possible picture that also gets the jaggies to a minimum.
probably depends on if the game is really 480p native or just deinterlacing itself
then it would be which device has the better scalar
the SAME CRT used in the infamous Trinitron Professional Series that the same stations use in their control rooms as a reference source. (In plain English, it is, quiter simply, the best CRT technology available to consumers. Period.)
are you sure? if so thats incredible, cause those professional CRTs are quite unreal
able to do both 720p and 1080p scan rates
So far it looks good, question for all what you use to get HD broadcast ? I've Comcast HDTV box but as per what I'm reading in above post you need just cablecard to get all your channels no need to have bulky cable box sitting around. So how this work ? Also is there a website from which I can find out what all HD channels I'm getting in my area using OTA ? Also what is choice of people on this forum for OTA antenna ? I'm really missing Discovery HD. Any idea if it is free with OTA or you need to subscribe thru Comcast for it.
the cable card decrypts all the digital and HD digital channels you subscribe to
the coax line goes straight from your wall to TV
and then you would use the TV's built in guide
I personally get my HD source from Over the Air as it is my only option in my apartments which have contracted with a Directv dealer
outdoor antenna are the best option
but if you need an indoor
the DB2 is the best option but large
then the Radio Shack 15-1880
and then the Zenith Silver Sensor
you can only get the locals over the air, just like analogue TV
meaning ABC, CBS, etc...
HD discovery is only available through cable
also you should check out the HD forums here at AVS
and you should know that many HD channels many times only locals are unencrypted meaning you can get them by connecting the coax from wall to TV
with basic cable service